February 18, 2007 |
Hakia, the Internet's new meaning based search engine announced the development of hakia GalleriesTM, a new unique feature of the search engine. The galleries categorize search results to short queries by delivering 10 relevant results for just one short query. These categories are meaning based aspects of the topic searched for.
hakia GalleriesTM is now available at hakia.com for covering a wide range of topics from medical diseases to sports figures. Examples of hakia GalleriesTM include Anna Nicole Smith, Pokemon, Tokyo, Red Sox, cancer, chocolate, Vioxx, cello and George Washington.
In example, a search for chocolate renders a "Gallery", search results are viewed in categories by meaning based aspects of chocolate. Chocolate categories include, headlines, profile of chocolate, famous chocolate producers, classification of chocolate, blogs, news, extended bibliography, chocolate quotes and images and photographs. Essentially, hakia GalleriesTM renders results to many chocolate related quires.
According to Dr. Riza C. Berkan, CEO of hakia, "Search should not be an endless, repetitive task. A search engine should anticipate meaningful variations of a short search query. hakia GalleriesTM frees you from trying 10 or more variations of the same search term. It provides you with a complete survey of the given topic. This is the future and another step towards meaning-based search."
Coverage of hakia GalleriesTM will continue to expand throughout 2007 using an automated "distillation" algorithm.
Wow! This system of search is fast and effective! I did a search for chocolate and what appeared was a well defined, accurate and rather obvious set of organized results. I also searched cancer and the GalleriesTM revealed individually categorized headings just as described in the press release. The categories are rather long as far as page depth goes, and I thought this would present a small problem but all the categories are listed center screen so that the user can choose intelligently by preference. Sponsored links fill the right bar and are also relevant (at least in the searches) to the most widely associated entities related to the topic.
The non-gallery search is the traditional type but in a much more plain and pleasant frame. I really like the simplicity and crisp look of this engine results, and will seriously use it myself (that is saying a lot, as I rarely even use Google). I have to give this new innovation from hakia a really big smile because we love to be pleasantly surprised! It will be interesting to see how the page rank hackers figure out how to infiltrate this new algorithm, if they can at all. We can't wait to see how quickly other categories are added. You have to check this one out guys, seriously it is really nice to search and get really great results.